James L. Buckley

United States federal judge

James Lane Buckley (born March 9, 1923) is an American judge and politician. He was a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[1] He was nominated by Ronald Reagan. Before, Buckley served as a United States Senator from the state of New York. His brother was journalist William F. Buckley, Jr..

James Buckley
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
December 17, 1985 – August 31, 1996
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byEdward Tamm
Succeeded byJohn Roberts
Undersecretary of State for International Security Affairs
In office
February 28, 1981 – August 20, 1982
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byMatthew Nimetz
Succeeded byWilliam Schneider
United States Senator
from New York
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byCharles Goodell
Succeeded byDaniel Patrick Moynihan
Personal details
James Lane Buckley

Template:Birth date and March 9 1923
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyConservative Party
(Before 1976)
Republican Party (1976–present)
Spouse(s)Ann Cooley
Alma materYale University

Buckley was born in New York City. In December 2019, he became the oldest living former U.S. Senator following the death of Jocelyn Burdick.


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